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breaking news tonight, as we come on the air. the new polls just out. hillary clinton, donald trump, a dramatic shift. and tonight, donald trump doubling down against the parents of an army captain who died protecting his fellow soldiers. trump now calling the father's words a vicious attack. and trump telling george stephanopoulos, he has sacrificed, too. also breaking, the cdc tonight with an unprecedented warning. telling americans not to travel to a certain part of florida amid several new cases of zika contracted here. bracing for new flash floods and storms tonight after a human chain saves a woman. more than 100 rescued. major new developments in the hot air balloon tragedy. what authorities have now revealed about the pilot. and the family poisoned on
paralyzed by fumes. tonight, what we've now learned. good evening. and we begin tonight with the breaking headline in the race for the white house. a new poll just coming out, as we come on the air tonight, every four years, we wait to see what kind of bounce a candidate might get out of his or her convention. and tonight, the new numbers just out, take a look. after the republican convention, donald trump had a three-point numbers then, 48 to 45. tonight, just days after the democratic convention, a reversal. hillary clinton now in the lead, 52 to 43. the new numbers do reflect some of the controversy donald trump taking on the khan family, the mother and father who spoke at the democratic convention about their son. a muslim-american army captain who lost his life saving others on the battlefield in iraq. and tonight, donald trump is
the father, quote, viciously attacked me. abc's tom llamas, leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, within hours of those new polls showing hillary clinton with a solid lead, donald trump now declaring this -- >> and i'm afraid the election is going to be rigged, i have to be honest. >> reporter: it comes as he's under fire for attacking the muslim parents of an american soldier killed in iraq. ghazala and khizr khan appeared at the democratic convention. r becoming a military lawyer. >> but he put those dreams aside the day he sacrificed his life to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. donald trump consistently smears the character of muslims. >> reporter: and then, two questions -- >> let me ask you.
i will gladly lend you my copy. >> reporter: and finally this -- >> have you ever been to arlington cemetery? go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died united states of america. you'll see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. you have sacrificed nothing and no one. >> reporter: when george stephanopoulos asked trump about it, the republican nominee first zeroing in on mrs. khan. >> his wife -- if you look at his wife, she was standing there. she had nothing to say.
you tell me. but plenty of people have written that. >> reporter: and trump disputing mr. khan's assertion that he hasn't sacrificed anything. >> how would you answer that father? what sacrifice you have made for your country? >> i think i have made a lot of sacrifices. i've work very, very hard. i've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. i've done -- i've had tremendous success. >> those are sacrifices? >> oh, sure. i think they're sacrifices. >> reporter: >> he is a black soul and this is totally unfit for the leadership of this beautiful country. >> reporter: mrs. khan in an op-ed in "the washington post" explaining why she didn't speak. "walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, i could hardly control myself. what mother could?" and today, mr. khan braking down when talking about the last conversation she had with her
i love my soldiers, so, i will be -- i will take care of them." >> reporter: but trump won't let it go. >> horrible things were said about me. i think it was frankly, very tough. so, all i did was respond, and i will always respond. >> reporter: now, trump's fellow republicans are denouncing him, including war hero senator john mccain. our party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us." and just moments ago, warren buffett saying this. >> i say to donald trump, have you no sense of decency, sir? >> warren buffett with hillary clinton sitting there behind him. tom yllamas live from pennsylvania. tonight, one key veterans group
>> reporter: that's right, david. tonight, the veterans of foreign warps, the vfw, coming out very strong against donald trump, saying attacking a gold star mother is out of bounds. the vfw also saying they will not tolerate anyone per rating a gold star family member for exercising his or her right of freedom of speech and expression. david? >> tom llamas live from a donald trump rally in pennsylvania. tom, thank you. donald trump is also facing questions tonight about his relationship with have a relationship with the russian president. but when asked now? here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump insists he won't be pushed around by vladimir putin. >> people say, oh, trump's going to be weak with putin because putin is saying nice things about me. okay, all right. >> reporter: just two years ago, trump claimed he had a relationship with putin. >> do you have a relationship with vladimir putin, a conversational relationship, or
>> reporter: but now, a complete researsal. >> i have no relationship with vladimir putin. >> but if you have no relationship with putin, when why did you say in 2013, i do have a relationship. >> because he's said nice things about me over the years. >> reporter: trump items george, he's had no contact with putin. not even a phone call. >> i don't think i've ever met him. >> you would know it if you did. >> yeah, i think so. >> reporter: and yet -- >> i was in moscow, a couple of months ag treated me so great. putin even sent me a present. beautiful present, with a beautiful note, i spoke to all of his people. i was in russia, i was in moscow recently, and i spoke indirectly and directly with president putin, who could not have been nicer. >> what exactly is your relationship with vladimir putin? >> i have no relationship with putin. >> reporter: the clinton campaign views this bromance between trump and putin, real or exaggerated, as scary stuff,
statements more examples of how he's temperamentally unfit to be president. david? >> david wright with us, as well tonight. thanks, david. and next, this evening, to an unprecedented warning now from the cdc at this hour. telling pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a certain part of florida. the cdc issues its first ever travel warning right here in the u.s. for a part of miami. ten new zika cases were found there, contracted right here in the u.s. and there is a concern that the outbreak could, in fact, sp mosquito that can carry zika is now in more than half the country. abc's eva pilgrim tonight is on the ground in miami, where there are new concerns. is the pesticide now even working? >> reporter: tonight, workers are spraying in the heart of ground zero, where that zika outbreak is growing. >> on top of the four cases we announced on friday, we have ten more cases. >> reporter: leading to that
women avoid this popular area of miami, wynwood. impossible for her day cease cabrera, who lives a block from the trouble zone. >> it's kind of scary. >> reporter: the cdc telling women who visited the area, not to get pregnant for eight weeks. health officials seen going door to door, handing out pamphlets. this man just learned he has zika. six of those new cases here are people without symptoms, like most who get the virus. can to make sure she's mosquitos don't become resistant to pesticides. >> mosquito control efforts don't appear to have been as effective as we had hoped. all rig >> reporter: david, mosquito control is now experimenting with different types of pesticides, as they try to control this mosquito. david? >> eva pilgrim with us tonight. eva, thank you. let's get right to abc's dr. richard besser, in miami
of residents getting tested, many of these patients who had no symptoms beforehand, and now this warning not to travel to that certain neighborhood, a lot of people are going to be asking at home, how can you be sure they can con stain it to one neighborhood? >> reporter: well, i don't think that they can. this is a mosquito that's found in 30 states. we're going to see this cropping up in other places. the move the cdc is taking today, it's unprecedented. at no time in recent history have they told a group of people not to travel somewhere in america >> unprecedented move, as you point out. and now, rich, the warning that these mosquitos could be resistant to pesticides? how much does that concern you? >> reporter: well, that's very worrisome. if you can't knock the mosquito down, you have to rely on people using repellent, getting rid of free-standing water to control this disease. it's much harder. >> all right, rich, thank you. and dr. besser will stay on this. in the meantime, to new flood concerns at this hour tonight, amid the storms hitting right now.
by torrential rains. a human chain saving a woman, more than 100 others saved, too. the power of that rushing water washing cars away. if water tearing up the asphalt. this car almost buried underneath it. ginger zee is standing by with the track of the new storms hitting right now. but first, abc's gio benitez with that dramatic human chain. >> reporter: a desperate attempt to save a woman's life, as powerful floods engulf ellicott city, maryland's historic rushing waters, only to fight his way upstream to help form a human chain. 29-year-old jamie knight crawling out of her car window, and finally pulled to safety, a simple message for those good samaritans. >> i'm grateful. i'm very thankful. i wish i knew his name. >> reporter: this view from inside a restaurant -- cars spinning downstream. >> people were starting to freak out. so, everybody was getting up and
>> reporter: two customers who went out into this storm lost their lives in what meteorologists are calling a one in a thousand rain event. you have your food still out there. the toop floor, frozen in time. glasses still half-filled, tabs still unpaid. right now, we're on the second floor of this restaurant. but take a look downstairs. the water came up about half way up, and just look -- totally destroyed. that front room looks more like a war zone. and what goes through your mind when you out. really. i mean, it's -- you know, the building, it's material. it's the people. it's people that matter. so -- our guys did the best they could. >> reporter: the same disastrous storm system wreaking havoc across the region from new jersey to north carolina. >> 5-year-old boy, struck by lightning. cpr in progress. >> reporter: -- where lightning struck and took the life of a 5-year-old boy. >> and gio benitez live with us tonight. and gio, we can see the cars right there behind you.
historic district, and if we were to guess, that's about three football fields away, so, quite a ways from here. really, it's going to show you just how powerful these waters were, david. >> all right, gio, thank you. and of course, the concern heading into tonight, more possible flash flooding in parts of the east. let's get right to ginger with the new track tonight. >> reporter: and david, nothing really scares me more than powerful water, just like that. tonight, as we look at this map, please pay extra attention to the flash flood watches. it wasn't just maryland that had the hefty rain. parts of new jersey saw seven inches of rain. it's already saturated, more to come. some of the storms, severe with some damaging wind possible. there's a pocket of severe thunderstorms popping up in the plains. north dakota, down through parts of south dakota, minnesota, iowa and a sliver of nebraska. a quick look at the monsoon flow, another watch on for a lot of new mexico, parts of arizona, utah and nevada. >> watching the east and the west. ginger, we'll see you on "gma." in the meantime, next tonight, the pentagon revealing today a new front in the war
the u.s. is now launching air strikes against isis targets in libya. centered on their stronghold of a city of sirte. the strikes requested by libya's new government, and authorized by president obama. the campaign using manned and unmanned aircraft is expected to last weeks at the least. next, ntsb investigators are at the scene of the deadliest hot air balloon accident in u.s. history. looking for answers as to why the balloon went up in flames over the weekend. tonight here, we are learning more about the pilot onboard, and the 15 other along with him, including newly weds. abc's david kerley is in lockhart, texas. >> reporter: late today, the hot air balloon basket, engulfed in flames, falling to the ground with 16 on board, was removed from the scene, as investigators learned the top vent of the balloon was open, to release air, and the pilot had signaled he was landing. is it your sense he was trying to land and hit the power lines? >> the vent being open would be consistent with the pilot
flight by passengers show, there were clouds and fog saturday morning, when there was an explosion. the 911 calls came within minutes. >> the whole thing is in flames now. >> reporter: tonight, court records show the pilot, skip nichols, was convicted of drunk driving four times in missouri, the last one, nine years ago. and a former girlfriend tells abc he was a recovering alcoholic, sober for many years. and now, the pictures, selfies before and during the flight by excited passengers who perished. a new mother of and this couple, newlyweds, the trip, a gift for the husband. that pilot spent time in prison twice for those drunk driving convictions. balloon pilots are not kwooifred to a medical certificate, but are supposed to self-report convictions. david? >> david kerley, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. a family poisoned why on vacation by what was sprayed inside the building. the parents and children overcome, paralyzed, seriously
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next tonight he a settlement after a family was poisoned on vacation. a pest control company agreeing to pay $87 million for using a banned chemical that left a father, mother and their teenage sons fighting for their lives. here's abc's adrienne bankert. >> reporter: tonight, the esmond family agreeing to terms of that multi-million dollar settlement after being poisoned by a toxic chemical during a caribbean vacation in 2015. >> they're one of those families
>> reporter: the family of four fell ill at this luxury resort after the condo below them was fumigated with methyl bromide, a colorless, odorless gas. steve esmond and his two sons suffering paralysis, seizures and severe neurological damage. >> when it gets into the lungs, it actually damages the lungs such that they bleed internally. >> reporter: while methyl bromide is not supposed to be used indoors, an epa investigation found the spray had been used at the luxury resort the toxic substance was banned for resident shl u.s. in 1984. >> despite the ban, the company still used the product. >> reporter: the head of terminix parent company saying, "the incident was tragic and we deeply regret what happened." david, if a judge approves this settlement, then possible criminal charges will not be resumed. however, the resort could face some legal action. david?
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>> next on newscenter 5 at 7:00. a driver leads police on a wild chase. and the dangerous discovery inside the car. new zika cases and the travel warning now issued for part of the u.s. danger ahead, what police want to know after gps leads a driver into a gunfight. scattered showers will not do much to calm down the drought. healthy snacks made in mass. the personal health scare that inspired the recipe. from boston's news leader, this is wcvb newscenter five. >> we're following that breaking